Scenes From An Execution

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About This Show

The Potomac Theatre Project (PTP) presents Howard Barker’s Scenes From An Execution, featuring Broadway star Jan Maxwell.

The play deals with the eternally fractious and complex relationship between the artist and the state. Galactia, a 15th century Venetian painter, is commissioned by the State of Venice to portray the Battle of Lepanto, a naval battle described as “the greatest triumph of Venetian history.” However, her 1,000 square feet of canvas contains quite a different interpretation. Thus the battle over truth, freedom and responsibility is engaged.

Show Details

Dates: Opening Night: July 6, 2008 Final Performance: July 26, 2008
Location: Atlantic Stage 2, New York City

330 W 16th St,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | July 7, 2008
Jan Maxwell delivers an exemplary performance as a controversial Renaissance-era Venetian painter.

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